November is the month of the moustache
As we near the end of November or Movember as people now call it, I’d like to talk a little bit about it.
Movember raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.
Everywhere you look; men are sporting moustaches and have a new excuse not to shave.
Many businesses and organizations actually get together as a group to grow their staches. It almost becomes a sort of bonding event for men.
You can even purchase pink moustaches during this time for women who want to get on the band wagon.
I photographed Brian who sports the Fu Manchu moustache. He kind of reminds me of a cowboy in one of those old time spaghetti westerns.
There are quite a few names for moustaches. Here are just a few names; Natural, Toothbrush, Pencil, Chevron, The Professor, Walrus, Hook, Imperial and Dali.
Moustaches even get to have nicknames. Here are just a few; Mr. Tickles, Whiskers, Crumb Catcher, Lip Shadow, Mouth Brow and Snot Mop.
Here are some stache facts (I found these on the internet):
- The average human brain grows about 5 or 6 inches a year
- Moustache hair grows faster than any other body hair
- The Beatles wore moustaches on the cover of their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and enclosed cardboard moustaches inside
- Shaving uses up a total of five months of a man’s life if he starts at the age of 14 (another excuse not to shave)
- The word ‘moustache’ is French and is derived from the Italian moustacio (16th century
- The oldest recorded moustache dates back to 300 B.C.
- Ned Flanders from the cartoon sitcom ‘The Simpsons’ refers to his moustache as Dr. Fuzzinstein
- There is a Handlebar Club in the UK (named after the moustache). The Club founded in 1947 is exclusive to men who sport handlebar moustaches